Police officer seriously burned when hit by Molotov cocktail

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STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Ste. Genevieve police say an officer was seriously burned when his uniform caught on fire after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at him.

Police Chief Eric Bennett says the officer was injured early Friday while responding to a disturbance call. He suffered burns on his arms, legs and torso.

Bennett says the officer is expected to survive. Police say a man was holding the Molotov cocktail when the officer arrived. He refused orders to drop it and threw the Molotov cocktail at the officer.

A 30-year-old man was arrested.

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